Sep 14, 2013
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. It's impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that He exists and that He cares enough to respond to those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:1,6
WE'VE GOT TO LEARN TO DEPEND ON GOD.
Jesus never insisted that the disciples obey Him. Instead, He instructed them to trust Him and to have faith in God. He knew that trust would create obedience because the two naturally go together.
When we don't trust God, we aren't depending on Him. As a result, we begin to feel that we are able to handle things on our own, and we begin to pull away from Him and head in the wrong direction.
WE'VE GOT TO LEARN TO WAIT ON GOD, TRUSTING HIS TIMING.
The Bible clearly states that God acts in behalf of those who wait on Him (Isaiah 64:4). The only way we can learn to do this is to trust in God and believe that He is always working in our best interests.
When we wait, we acknowledge His lordship in our lives, and our trusting faith itself becomes an act of genuine worship.
WE'VE GOT TO WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT OR BY FEAR.
When we learn to walk by faith in God, resting our steps on His every Word, then we will go places we never dreamed of going and accomplish what no one can ever do alone.
JUST DO IT.
There is NO WAY that we can lose when we trust God.
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Father, this trust thing is hard. Help us to honor You by placing our trust in You. May we believe with child-like faith. In Jesus' name, amen.